Cortney Y. Lee, MD, FACS

Clinical interests

  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Functioning & Non-functioning Adrenal Nodules
  • Hyperparathyroidism (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
  • Multinodular & Symptomatic Goiters
  • Practice limited to endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid & adrenal surgery)
  • Surgical Treatment of Graves' Disease
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Ultrasound and FNA

Cortney Y. Lee, MD, FACS


My name is Cortney Lee; I joined the UK HealthCare surgical faculty in 2011 with advanced training in endocrine surgery and special expertise in thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery.

I attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock and El Paso, Texas. I completed a general surgery residency at the University of Kentucky followed by an Endocrine Surgery fellowship at Scott & White Clinic in Temple, Texas, in affiliation with Texas A&M University Health Science Center School of Medicine.

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Surgery


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Lubbock

University of Kentucky, Lexington

Endocrine Surgery, Scott & White Clinic/ Texas A&M University College of Medicine, Temple, Texas

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Surgery

Endocrine Surgery

UK Good Samaritan Medical Office Building
Suite 302
125 E. Maxwell St.
Lexington KY 40508-2678

Head & Neck Cancer

Multidisciplinary Clinic

Markey Cancer Center
Whitney-Hendrickson Building
First Floor
800 Rose St.
Lexington KY 40536-0098

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Thyroid/Endocrine Cancer

Markey Cancer Center
Whitney-Hendrickson Building
First Floor
800 Rose St.
Lexington KY 40536-0098

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Ward ND, Lee CY, Lee JT, Sloan DA. Esophageal fistula complicating thyroid lobectomy. J Surg Case Rep. 2015;2015(1).

Lee CY, Long KL, Eldridge RJ, Davenport DL, Sloan DA. Preoperative laryngoscopy in thyroid surgery: Do patients' subjective voice complaints matter? Surgery. 2014 Dec;156(6):1477-82; discussion 1482-3.

Sloan DA, Davenport DL, Eldridge RJ, Lee CY. Surgeon-driven thyroid interrogation of patients presenting with primary hyperparathyroidism. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Apr;218(4):674-83.

Long KL, Lee CY, Ramaiah C, Sloan DA. Intrapericardial parathyroid adenoma†. J Surg Case Rep. 2013;2013(8).